Oneida Community Mansion House appoints executive director

The Oneida Community Mansion House Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine O’Neil as Executive Director of the non-profit organization. She replaces Patricia A. Hoffman, who was named Interim Director in June.

O’Neil has served as Executive Director of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum for the […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

Sunday, Dec. 31, at 4 p.m., the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum will host its annual Emancipation Watch Night. Attendees will hear the history of how the event transpired more than 150 years ago and then walk to the village ,green where they will help build a watch fire with […]

Peterboro Emancipation Watch Night New Year’s Eve

The First Steps to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation brochures from the New York State Museum will be distributed at Watch Night in Peterboro Dec. 31, 2016.

Retired Navy Commander Owen Corpin will again host the annual Peterboro Watch Night at 4 pm Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Smithfield Community Center, 5255 Pleasant […]

In 1917, 42nd Division Guard Soldiers celebrated Christmas, then faced “Valley Forge Hike”

Soldiers of the 117th Field Signal Battalion of the 42nd Division make their way through the snowy French countryside during December 1917 in what became known as the “Valley Forge Hike”.

World War I history from the New York State Military Museum

During the World War I centenary, the Division of Military and Naval […]

More than $300,000 in Historic Preservation Grants Available

The Amsterdam Free Library received a Preserve New York grant in 2017.

Applications due March 26, 2018, for Preserve New York Grants

Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Preserve New York grants. Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on […]

Preservation League Seeks Entries for 2018 Awards

Interior of Beekman Hotel and Residences/Temple Court, NYC; one of the 2017 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award winners. Photo by HQP.

Annual awards honor projects, organizations, individuals and publications that exemplify excellence in historic preservation

The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2018 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

From Monday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Lorenzo State Historic site will host its annual “Christmas at Lorenzo.” Gilded Glamour will be the theme for this year’s presentation. With support from the Friends of Lorenzo this event will feature refreshments, live music, sleigh rides […]

Canal Museum to host its 13th annual Christmas on the Canal

The Boonville Black River Canal Museum will host their 13th annual Christmas on the Canal on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Museum complex, found along the Black River Canal.

There will be locally made Christmas wreaths for sale as well as Christmas baked goods and hot dogs. Coffee […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Thursday, Nov. 30, the Lorenzo State Historic site will host its annual Christmas Preview Party. Gilded Glamour will be the theme for this year’s presentation of “Christmas at Lorenzo. Attendees will be treated to a special evening of live music and seasonal delights. An admission fee is charged. For […]

Christmas at Lorenzo Dec. 4 through 10

In preparation for “Christmas at Lorenzo” 2016 in Cazenovia, Mary Schalk, of Mary Schalk Design, and Jeffrey Mayer, Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Syracuse University, install and arrange their interpretation of “Dreaming of a White Christmas” in the Study.

Lorenzo will shine once again as we celebrate “Gilded Glamour” at Christmas at Lorenzo. […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

A Veteran’s Day Postscript: No veterans, no war, and maybe no world

The American men and women are all dead now, including my Father, who was an undergraduate at Hamilton College and in the student officer’s military training program, when the war to “make the world safe for democracy” ended in November […]

Lorenzo readies for ‘Gilded Glamour’

Lorenzo State Historic Site

Cazenovia will once again host a Central New York holiday tradition, Christmas at Lorenzo. Lavished in gold and silver Lorenzo will shimmer as we celebrate “Gilded Glamour.”

Lorenzo continues to enjoy extended hours opening for afternoon tours Monday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. There […]